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Front Line Defenders - The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Identification number in the register: 0401897779-87
Registration date: 12/12/2008 17:18:39

The information on this entity was last modified on: 27/02/2015 12:16:35
The date of the last annual update was: 27/02/2015 12:16:35
Next update due latest on: 27/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Front Line Defenders - The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

FLD

Registered Irish Charity

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Second Floor, Grattan House, -
Temple Road
Blackrock, Co. Dublin -
IRELAND

(+351) 1 212 3750

Front Line Defenders EU Office
Square Marie-Louise 72
Bruxelles 1000
BELGIUM

(+32) 022308393

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Mary Lawlor

Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Emma Achilli

Head of EU Office

    Goals / remit

Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.

Front Line Defenders was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk, people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Front Line Defenders aims to address some of the needs identified by defenders themselves, including protection, networking, training and access to international bodies that can take action on their behalf.

Front Line Defenders seeks to provide rapid and practical support to at-risk human rights defenders, including through a 24 hour emergency response phone line, and to promote the visibility and recognition of human rights defenders as a vulnerable group.

Front Line Defenders runs a small grants program to provide for the security needs of defenders. Front Line mobilizes campaigning and lobbying on behalf of defenders at immediate risk. In emergency situations Front Line can facilitate temporary relocation.

Front Line Defenders conducts research and publishes reports on the situation of human rights defenders in specific countries. The organization also develops resource materials and training packages on behalf of human rights defenders as well as facilitating networking and exchange between defenders in different parts of the world. Front Line promotes strengthened international and regional measures to protect human rights defenders including through support for the work of the UN Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders. Front Line Defenders seeks to promote respect for the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

Front Line Defenders' EU office coordinates the organisation's advocacy activities with EU institutions and individual EU governments.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

DRAFT REPORT on the Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world 2013, and the European Union’s policy on the matter Date : 28-11-2014
Reference : AFET_PR(2014)541530 PE 541.530v02-00

DRAFT REPORT on ‘Human rights and technology: the impact of intrusion and surveillance systems on human rights in third countries’ 16-02-2015
Reference :AFET_PR(2015)549160 PE 549.160v02-00

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Luxembourg, 25 June 2012 - 11855/12
EU Strategic Framework and Action Plan on
Human Rights and Democracy

Council conclusions on the 10th Anniversary of the
EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders
FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting
Luxembourg, 23 June 2014

Ensuring protection – European Union
Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

REGULATION (EU) No235/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 March 2014 establishing a financing instrument for democracy and human rights worldwide

FRONT LINE DEFENDERS ANNUAL REPORT 2015 - HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS LIVES IN THE BALANCE http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/2015-Annual-Report

Submission by Front Line Defenders to the 22nd Session of the UPR regarding the situation of HRDs in Libya (May 2015) http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/files/front_line_defenders_upr22_lybia_sept2014_full.pdf

Submission by Front Line Defenders to the 22nd Session of the UPR regarding the situation of HRDs in Honduras (May 2015) http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/files/front_line_defenders_upr22_lybia_sept2014_full.pdf

Submission by Front Line Defenders to the 22nd Session of the UPR regarding the situation of HRDs in Belarus (May 2015) http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/files/front_line_defenders_upr22_belarus_sept2014_full.pdf

Submission by Front Line Defenders to the 20th Session of the UPR regarding the situation of HRDs in El Salvador (October - November 2014) http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/files/front_line_defenders_upr20_el_salvador_march2014_full.pdf

Submission by Front Line Defenders to the 20th session of the UPR regarding the situation of HRDs in Egypt (October - November 2014) http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/26923


 

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No

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No

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- Implementation of the EU Guidelines on the protection of human rights defenders (on cases, appointment of EU liaison officer for human rights defenders; local strategies to implement the EU Guidelines);
- Review of human rights policy at central and field levels;
- Other EU policies in favour of human rights defenders at rish (visa issue, shelters in Europe).

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2  

2

2

On behalf of Front Line Defenders, the persons listed below have had, during the reporting period, four or more contacts with members or officials of the EU institutions with the objective of influencing the policy formulation and decision-making processes of the European institutions; or they have spent 20 percent or more of their working time on behalf of Front Line Defenders carrying out such activities:

Emma Achilli, Head of EU Office
Philipp Woschitz, Advocacy Officer

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Philipp WOSCHITZ 03/03/2015 27/02/2016
Emma ACHILLI 30/10/2014 28/10/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Development
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence

    Membership and affiliation

0

Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN)

    Financial data

01/2014  -  11/2014

< 9,999 €

4,316,189 €

2,808,532 €

 €

778,452 €

EIDHR

2,030,080 €

1,507,657 €

77,000 €

1,393,657 €

25,000 €

12,000 €

In 2014, Front Line Defenders received financial support from the following contributors:

Irish Aid
European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights
Iris O’Brien Foundation
Adessium Foundation
American Jewish World Service
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Foundation for a Just Society
Hivos
The Ireland Funds
Lifeline: Embattled NGO Assistance Fund
Oak Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Overbrook Foundation
The Roddick Foundation
Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sigrid Rausing Trust
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
Tides Foundation
The Tikva Grassroots Empowerment Fund
The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust
Anonymous

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.